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Experience Serenity on the
Arabian Shores at Taj Bekal

By Taj Hotels |Updated On January 19, 2024 - 8 minutes read |

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Indulge in serenity on the Arabian shores at Taj Bekal. Discover tranquillity, luxury, and cultural treasures in this haven where nature meets indulgence.

Table of Contents

01A Haven of Tranquility
02Culinary Delights
03Wellness and Rejuvenation
04Exploring the Unseen
05Bekal Fort: Unveiling History's Secrets
06Backwater Odyssey: Sailing Through Serenity
07Shores of the Arabian Sea: Serenity Unveiled
08Local Culture and Artisans: Connecting with the Community
09Summary
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Imagine a world where time slows down, where the cacophony of modern life fades away, and your soul finds the solace it so desperately craves. In this frenetic age, we often find ourselves racing against the clock, yearning for a respite, an oasis of calm amidst the chaos. It's in this very quest for tranquillity that Taj Bekal emerges as a shimmering jewel along the Arabian shores.

As you embark on this remarkable journey, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and step into a realm of pure serenity. The lush greenery envelops you in its embrace, and the soothing cadence of the Arabian Sea's gentle waves beckons you closer. Taj Bekal is not just a destination; it's a transcendental experience where the boundaries between nature and luxury blur, where time is no longer your master, but your companion.

The moment you arrive at this captivating property, you're greeted by a hushed reverence, as if the very earth beneath your feet understands the importance of the pilgrimage you're about to undertake. The rustling of palm fronds in the breeze and the soft murmur of the sea create a symphony that speaks to your very soul. This is the essence of Taj Bekal—a haven of tranquillity that cradles you in its gentle embrace.

A Haven of Tranquility

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You are standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, a gentle breeze carrying with it the whispers of distant lands, and the soft caress of the sun kissing your skin. This is the enchanting world that unfolds at Taj Bekal, where the Arabian Sea becomes not just a backdrop but an integral part of your journey into serenity.

As you step onto the pristine sands, you'll feel an immediate connection with the earth beneath your feet. The sea stretches out endlessly before you, its rhythmic waves creating a soothing lullaby that permeates your senses. Here, time takes on a different rhythm. It slows down, allowing you to breathe deeply, to savour each moment as it unfolds.

The resort is more than just a place to rest your head; it's an extension of this natural harmony. The architecture seamlessly melds with the coastal landscape, with structures designed to complement rather than dominate. The colour palette of earthy tones and the use of natural materials evoke a sense of warmth and harmony, mirroring the very elements of nature that surround you.

Amidst this symphony of nature, you'll find your accommodations at Taj Bekal. These are not just rooms; they are sanctuaries of luxury and comfort. Spacious and thoughtfully appointed, they offer panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, allowing you to wake up to the gentle, sun-kissed waves and fall asleep to the soothing lullaby of the ocean. Each room is a cocoon of serenity, where modern amenities meet traditional aesthetics seamlessly.

But the experience near the Arabian Sea doesn't end with just the view from your window. At Taj Bekal, you're encouraged to immerse yourself in the elements. Walk along the shores and feel the cool embrace of the seafoam on your feet. Allow the waves to wash away your worries and the salty breeze to invigorate your spirit.

Should you seek a more intimate encounter with the sea, the resort offers a range of experiences. Perhaps a leisurely boat ride on the tranquil backwaters, where you can witness the mesmerising dance of the fishing nets and the vibrant life that teems beneath the surface. Or a romantic beachfront dinner under the vast expanse of the starlit sky, where the gentle sea breeze becomes your dining companion.

Culinary Delights

Overlooking the azure waters of the Arabian Sea, a gentle sea breeze carries with it the tantalising aromas of coastal spices and freshly caught seafood. This is the culinary journey that unfolds at Taj Bekal, where the flavours of the land and sea come together in perfect harmony, creating a feast for the senses.

The cuisine around this coastal haven is a celebration of Kerala's rich culinary heritage, where traditional recipes are passed down through generations, and each dish tells a story. At Taj Bekal, this culinary narrative comes alive, inviting you to embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other.

Local Flavours by the Sea: One cannot truly experience the essence of a place without savouring its local flavours. At 'Backwater Café,' the resort's signature restaurant, you'll find a menu that pays homage to the coastal treasures of Kerala. Here, the catch of the day is transformed into culinary masterpieces that dance on your palate.

Imagine savouring succulent fish curry prepared with freshly ground spices, or sipping on a bowl of fragrant seafood stew that mirrors the vibrant colours of the Arabian Sea. The local delicacies, such as 'Karimeen Pollichathu' (pearl spot fish marinated in a blend of spices and grilled in banana leaves) or 'Meen Moilee' (fish simmered in a coconut milk-based curry), are nothing short of a revelation.

The chefs at 'Backwater Café' are not merely culinary artisans; they are storytellers, weaving tales of the sea with each dish they create. As you savour these coastal delights, you'll find yourself transported to a world where every bite is an ode to the bountiful sea that graces the shores of Taj Bekal.

Romantic Dining Under the Stars: If you seek a more intimate culinary experience, 'By the Bay' awaits. This open-air beachfront restaurant offers a setting that is as exquisite as the cuisine it serves. Picture yourself seated at a candlelit table on the soft sands of the Arabian shore, the gentle sea breeze serenading your senses.

Here, the culinary journey takes a more personalised turn. You can choose your catch of the day, and the chef will craft a masterpiece tailored to your preferences. Whether it's a succulent lobster grilled to perfection or a flavorful prawn curry infused with coastal spices, each dish is a testament to culinary excellence.

'By the Bay' is not just a restaurant; it's a sensory experience. As you dine under the star-studded sky, the sound of the waves becomes your background music, and the taste of coastal paradise becomes your muse.

But Taj Bekal doesn't stop at offering exceptional local cuisine; it seamlessly integrates the culinary legacy of Taj Hotels. 'The Ivory Lounge,' for instance, is a sophisticated bar where you can unwind with artisanal cocktails and fine spirits while overlooking the serene backwaters. It's a perfect prelude to your dining experience.

For those who crave a taste of global flavours, 'Om Beach Restaurant' offers a diverse menu featuring international cuisine, ensuring that every palate is satisfied.

Taj Bekal's commitment to culinary excellence is not just about the ingredients; it's about the experience. Every meal is a symphony of flavours, a fusion of tradition and innovation, and a journey into the heart of coastal cuisine.

Wellness and Rejuvenation

At Taj Bekal the boundaries between the physical and the spiritual fade away, where ancient wellness traditions harmonise with modern techniques to renew your mind, body, and soul.

The backdrop of Taj Bekal itself is a canvas of serenity. The lush greenery, the soothing rhythm of the Arabian Sea, and the gentle sway of palm trees set the stage for your wellness journey. Nature's healing touch is all around you, inviting you to let go and reconnect with your inner self.

Begin your day with yoga or meditation amidst the tranquil gardens, where the morning sun bathes everything in a golden glow. The soft earth beneath your feet and the rustling leaves above create a serene cocoon for your practice. It's a time to reflect, to breathe deeply, and to let go of the stresses that may have followed you here.

J Wellness Circle is not just a spa; it's a portal to a world of rejuvenation. The treatments here are deeply rooted in ancient Indian healing traditions, from Ayurveda to Yoga, and are personalised to your unique needs.

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Imagine a therapeutic Ayurvedic massage using warm herbal oils that melt away tension and rejuvenate your body. Or perhaps, a Chakra Balancing session that aligns your energy centres and restores balance to your being. Each treatment is a holistic experience, designed not only to pamper your body but to restore harmony to your soul.

The spa itself is a haven of tranquillity. As you step inside, you're enveloped in a soothing ambience that resonates with the natural surroundings. The soft lighting, the aroma of essential oils, and the gentle sounds of flowing water create a cocoon of serenity that transports you to a world far removed from the everyday.

Taj Hotels is renowned for its commitment to wellness, and Taj Bekal Resort & Spa is no exception. From yoga and meditation sessions to fitness facilities that allow you to maintain your wellness routine, every aspect of your well-being is catered to.

Indulge in a signature Taj Ayurvedic treatment, specially curated to harmonise with the serene surroundings of Bekal. Or, if you seek a more active form of rejuvenation, engage in wellness activities like aqua aerobics or nature walks, where you can connect with the pristine natural beauty that surrounds you.

Exploring the Unseen

Beyond the tranquil embrace of Taj Bekal Resort & Spa lies a world waiting to be discovered—a world where history and nature converge, where every step unveils hidden treasures, and every vista is a window into the rich tapestry of Kerala's heritage.

Bekal Fort: Unveiling History's Secrets

One of the region's best-kept secrets is the historic Bekal Fort, a formidable structure that stands proudly against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea. A short drive from the resort, this centuries-old fort is a testament to the region's rich history. As you step through its massive gates and wander through its labyrinthine passages, you'll feel like a time traveller, transported back to a bygone era. 

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The Bekal Fort offers not only a glimpse into Kerala's past but also breathtaking panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The sea breeze that rustles through the ancient ramparts carries with it the echoes of history, making this an exploration that resonates with the soul. 

Backwater Odyssey: Sailing Through Serenity

The serene backwaters of Kerala are another hidden gem awaiting your discovery. A traditional houseboat ride on these calm waters is an enchanting experience. As you glide through the labyrinthine network of canals and lagoons, you'll witness life unfolding along the water's edge. Villagers tending to their daily chores, vibrant green paddy fields, and the unique ecosystem of the backwaters will captivate your senses.

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Taj Bekal can arrange an unforgettable houseboat journey for you, complete with a delectable Keralan meal prepared by expert chefs onboard. It's a window into the unseen, a voyage through an ecosystem teeming with life, and a chance to connect with the heart of Kerala.

Shores of the Arabian Sea: Serenity Unveiled

The pristine shores of the Arabian Sea, just steps away from the resort, invite you to explore the unseen beauty that lies beneath the surface. Snorkelling and scuba diving excursions offer an opportunity to discover the vibrant marine life that thrives in these waters. From colourful coral formations to elusive seahorses and majestic sea turtles, the underwater world is a wonder to behold.

The hotel offers expert-led snorkelling and scuba diving experiences, ensuring that you can uncover the hidden treasures of the Arabian Sea safely and responsibly. It's a journey of exploration that will leave you in awe of the unseen wonders that lie beneath the waves.

Local Culture and Artisans: Connecting with the Community

Taj Bekal has fostered strong connections with the local community, and this is your chance to delve into the heart of Kerala's culture. Take a village walk to meet local artisans who create intricate handicrafts, or attend a traditional Kathakali dance performance that tells stories through vividly expressive dance and music.

The resort's commitment to sustainable tourism extends to its engagement with the community. You'll not only explore the unseen aspects of local life but also contribute to the preservation of Kerala's cultural heritage.

As you venture beyond the sanctuary of Taj Bekal and explore the unseen, you'll discover that it's not just about discovering new places; it's about discovering a deeper connection with the world around you. We coalesce these experiences into your stay, offering you the opportunity to explore the unseen with expert guidance and in the lap of luxury.

Summary

Dear traveller, as you stand on the Arabian shores at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, you'll realise that serenity isn't just a fleeting feeling; it's a journey, a transformation of the soul. It's the gentle lap of the waves, the whisper of the wind through the coconut trees, the warmth of the sun on your skin. It's the smile of the staff, the luxury that envelops you, and the sense of being truly alive in the moment.

At Taj Bekal, serenity is more than an experience; it's a way of life. It's the promise of a soul-stirring, empathetic, and progressive journey that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Come, experience serenity like never before, on the Arabian shores of Taj Bekal.

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